Heisman Watch: Week 2

QB Taylor Martinez
Text: Cory McCartney, SI.com
Photo: Nati Harnik/AP

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QB Taylor Martinez

Nebraska, Soph.

Last week: 10-of-21 passing for 219 yards, one TD and two INTs; 15 rushes for 166 yards and two TDs in 42-29 win over Fresno State.

Season: 21-of-43 passing for 335 yards, one TD and two INTs; 34 rushes for 301 yards and five TDs.

Martinez's 385 total yards were the second most of his career and for the seventh time he had at least 100 yards passing and 100 yards rushing. Of his 25 combined rushes and completions, seven were for 20 yards or longer, including a 57-yard run and a pass for 53 yards. But it was an uneven outing as he fumbled twice and threw two picks as his passer rating dipped to 112.7, which ranks 84th nationally. He continues to dazzle with his legs, but he has to shore up his passing game.

Next up: Saturday vs. Washington


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